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How To Successfully Negotiate Foreclosure Short Sales

Foreclosure short sales are one of the ways you can benefit as a property investor. However, you have to draw out a plan that will persuade the lender to accept the offer you put on the table. Some of the steps you should follow include:

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Know whether the foreclosure deal you are eyeing is a good one or a miss. Although buying foreclosure homes is a lucrative business, you have to be careful on which foreclosures you go for. After analyzing whether a foreclosure presents a good short sale deal, you have to plan on how you will attack the short sale.

Next, you have to be persistent in your interactions and dealing with the lender even when he does not accept your offer. If your offer has been rejected, strive to find the reason for this. Did you present a very low offer? Is there anybody else at the lender′s company that you can talk to? How does the lender come about with his lowest acceptable bid? These, among others, are the questions you should address whenever you get a negative response from the lender.

With the tips above, you are ready to start negotiating the property on short sales foreclosure. Get in touch with the homeowner and work out the paperwork with him. Carry any necessary documents that will be needed during your discussion with the homeowner. Some of these documents include Purchase and Sale Agreement, Financial statement that will show the owner′s income, assets, liabilities and expense. A Hardship letter that indicates the homeowner is unable to pay the mortgage borrowed, and an Estimated HUD1 (also known as a Net Sheet) that will indicate what the bank will get.

When this is done, find out from the lender if he has a package that he wants completed. This can be done by calling and asking the lender to fax the package. It is wise to get the lender′s package before you visit the homeowner.

After successfully negotiating with the homeowner, make your way to the lender Loss Mitigation Department and express your intention to close a short sale. Ensure you portray yourself as someone who knows what he′s doing or else you will get resistance in your negotiations for foreclosure short sales.

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